The Speaker of Edo State House of Assembly, Mr Francis Okiye has been impeached and member representing Esan West, Mr Marcus Onobun elected as new speaker.
The impeachment of the speaker followed a motion moved by the leader of the House, Mr Henry Okhuarobo and seconded by the member representing Akoko-Edo one in the assembly, Prince Yekini Idaiye.
Thereafter, the member representing Igueben state constituency, Mr Ephraim Aluebhosele moved to nominate the new speaker and it was seconded by the member representing Akoko-Edo two state constituency, Mr Emmanuel Agbaje.
The Deputy Speaker, Mr Roland Asoro who presided over the plenary after the impeachment put the motion to a voice vote where it enjoyed the support of all the members at plenary.
The new speaker, Mr Marcus Onobun upon his election, thanked the members for his election as new speaker of the house.
He thereafter dissolved all the house standing committees and relieved all the appointees of the house of their appointments.
Mr Onobun also constituted a three man committee to look into financial records of the house under the leadership of the former speaker and also placed the former speaker under three months suspension to allow for a peaceful transition.